Thanks for the hint. Looks great!
OK! Where is your report, John?
He comes from a very renowned restaurant family.
It was 53 Euros for the menu; 14 for a drink beforehand. Coffee and treats were another 7; the wine we chose was 30 Euros. It came to 192 Euros for two for lunch.
We went there on May 31, 2013 for lunch.
It was terrific! The ambience is top; the food is divine. Many extra yummies. Mrs. Tartarin is gracious and lovely.
Saveurs de Mai (Tastes of May)
Asperges vertes et blanches, crues et cuites, Parmesan
Dans un bouillon concentré de homard au Tio Pépé...
Faux Filet saignant de Salers mariné au poivre Cubébé
Fromages frais et affinés de F. Olivier.
Sur l’idée d’une Panna Cotta…
Tarif : 53 €
Plus there were 4 little tiddly-bits to eat with the aperitif; 5 amuses bouches (including a foam of foie gras and sauerkraut!!, a fabulous aspargus soup and a brandade de morue (mashed potatoes and code))
You must have the coffee and copious migardises (little chocolate and cake bits.)
I cannot over-recommend Forequarter. Here are the
(Administration and Production)
I live in Paris and am from Madison. I go back to Madison 2-3 times per year. I like real food that is not overpriced. I went on a 17-day cruise on the Oceania Marina (supposedly 4.9/5 for food. It was mediocre. No real butter; everything frozen, etc. ) At Forequarter all the sausages and meat dishes are homemade and tasty. The charcuterie (coppa and ham) was to die for; the pate fabulous. The meat main dishes are great. Yummy buttery desserts! I am sure in the Spring and Summer they will have locally-farmed veggies, etc. Morels? also. The wines are reasonable. Try to come as a group of 4 -- more to try.... you can always get a plate and a drink at the bar. Fun, not elegant. Sardines is a French bistro and very good too, but try to book Forequarter. Bon appetit!
We went Saturday and had the "small" 5 course plus a zillion other things tasting menu for 68 Euros.
I am glad you enjoyed it. I hope to go back. It was a lovely meal in a lovely town.
It was 55 Euros... I must have had a convulsion.
Thanks, Michelin, for sending me to a 2 star restaurant in Licata.
Warning: on the outside it is just a door! Inside it is warm, spacious and beautiful. There is however no view. There was very nice jazz music in the background.
The waiter spoke some English and very good German (He had lived in Munich two years.) The chef came out to see me 3 times to make sure I was enjoying my meal.
I had the creative menu for 95 Euros (10 courses). Most were raw or lightly cooked fish and shellfish. I am sure you can ask them to cook them longer or try the "Classic menu" at 80 Euros.
I had a bottle of organic wine from Ragusa (Gulfi; 28 Euros)
Bread basket: 7 different kinds of warm bread (I had a loaf with figs, pistachios and almonds and a square piece of a flat bread with onions (a specialty of Palermo.))
1. Mozarella with a base of bread crumbs and tomatoes with fresh herbs.
2. a new dish (not on menu) red snapper with bread crumbs and pistachios on top.
3. a piece of cod on a bed of artichoke puree.
4. octopus in a fennel soup with artichoke chips.
5. raviolo of brocolli pure with a langoustine and lobster sauce.
6. spahetti with a big shrimp in a Jerusalem artichoke cream.
7. white tuna; mashed potatoes
8. mandarine jello
9. cannola with white cheese and pistachios; vanilla-masala ice cream
10. Jewel box of little desserts (mignardises)
Every dish used the freshest ingredients and screamed with flavor.
The total cost with coffee and water was 135 Euros for one.
I ate lunch at La Scogliera restaurant in Siculiana Marina, just west of Agrigento.
The owner speaks German very well and a little English. He offered me a menu, but emphasized what he had bought fresh that morning. He is full on Sundays for lunch even in the off-season; during the week not so full. Call ahead.
I had a plate of sea food for a starter: cooked black mussels, a shrimp salad with Louie sauce (mayonaise and tomato), a mixed seafood salad (shrimp, squid, octupus with a vinagrette), and anchovies.
This was followed by grilled swordfish. (2 larges slices), served with a mixed (rocket and tomato) salad.
I had an excellent bottle of local white wine. I chose cheese for my finishing course, although I was offered home made cannoli with pistachios (I have diabetes. Rats!). I finished off with coffee and Averna digestive.
The best part: this feast for one was 55, 000 Euros.
You really feel like you are in someone's home. When the weather is good, a dining room with glass on 4 sides is open, with a wonderful view of the ocean.
Izrael in the 4th arrondisement in Paris sells corn husks by weight. I bought about 20 for 4 Euros...